Week 17 of the NFL season is at all times enjoyable for NFL DFS gamers. With the entire video games happening on Sunday, there will likely be a 15-game major slate, which implies there will likely be loads of choices to select from to assist differentiate our lineups. Our DraftKings money picks are taking part in it largely protected, per normal, spending up for a number of greater names after which choosing volume-based sleepers to spherical out our lineups.
This week, we had been hoping to spend up at QB, RB, and WR, however we could not fairly get to a prime WR with our restricted price range. So, we determined to seize a prime QB and a few higher-end RBs whereas making a QB-TE stack with upside versus a QB-WR stack that would’ve labored however would’ve been pricey. To assist differentiate our lineup, we grabbed a few prime TEs in wonderful matchups that would find yourself functioning extra like prime wideouts than TEs. That might repay massive time on this money lineup, and both method, our TD flooring seems to be excessive, and that is the No. 1 factor to search for in a loaded slate like this.
DraftKings Week 17 Picks: NFL DFS money lineup
QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers @ Bears ($7,400). Rodgers has a shot at clinching the one seed, knocking his crew’s archrival out of the playoffs, and (seemingly) sealing the NFL MVP award with a powerful efficiency in Week 17. Rodgers has logged a number of TDs in all however one sport this season and since Week 7, he’s averaging roughly 268 passing yards and three TDs per sport. The Bears protection has struggled at occasions in current weeks (25.2 factors per sport allowed of their previous 5 video games) and allowed Rodgers to throw for 4 TDs in opposition to them in Week 12. He ought to have one other massive sport and is value spending up for.
RB Alexander Mattison, Vikings @ Lions ($6,100). Dalvin Prepare dinner was initially the choose right here, however he’s going to overlook the sport whereas attending to a household emergency at house. We’ll pivot to Mattison right here at an affordable value as a substitute. The Lions have allowed the second-most DK factors to RBs this yr, and that features a league-high 26 whole TDs to the place. Mattison ought to have outing in a showcase sport for him — present that he can return from a concussion that stored him out of Week 16.
RB Jonathan Taylor, Colts vs. Jaguars ($7,400). Jonathan Taylor is getting loads of consideration for a way he has performed recently, and rightfully so. He has logged a minimum of 19.Four DK factors in 4 consecutive video games and has racked up 5 TDs in his final three outings. The Jaguars have been weak in opposition to RBs this yr and Taylor had a 14.9-point outing in opposition to them in his first profession sport again in Week 1. He must be able to do extra harm on the bottom in opposition to a crew that ranks 30th in opposition to RBs in DK factors allowed this season.
WR Brandin Cooks, Texans vs. Titans ($6,900). Cooks is the clear-cut No. 1 receiver for the Texans with Will Fuller suspended, Kenny Stills gone, and Randall Cobb damage, and since Week 11, Cooks is averaging seven targets, 5.Four catches, and 87 yards per sport. WRs have scored 44.7 DK factors per sport in opposition to the Titans this yr, tied for third most within the NFL, and Tennessee has allowed the second-most catches (244) and fourth-most TDs (20) to the place. Cooks had 21.eight DK factors final time he performed the Titans, so we’ll hope for that sort of manufacturing once more.
WEEK 17 DFS CASH LINEUPS: FanDuel
WR Michael Gallup, Cowboys @ Giants (5,000). After a tough begin to the season, Gallup has began to return on of late. He has caught 4 TDs in his previous 4 video games whereas averaging 7.three targets, 4.5 catches, and 64 yards per sport. The Giants have been good in opposition to WRs this yr, however Gallup had 4 catches for 73 yards in opposition to them final time these two sides met. He ought to have an opportunity at comparable or higher manufacturing at a below-average value.
WR Jamison Crowder, Jets @ Patriots ($5,000). Crowder has been focused 17 occasions up to now two weeks and has recorded 13 catches for 158 yards and a TD in that span. He additionally threw a TD on a trick play. Crowder figures to be a high-volume receiver with a excessive flooring and is nice within the cash-game format. The Patriots solely rank middle-of-the-pack in opposition to WRs and are taking part in with out Stephon Gilmore this week. Crowder may do properly in opposition to them and will have an opportunity to attain on them like he did again in Week 9.
TE Robert Tonyan, Packers @ Bears ($5,000). We thought of stacking Davante Adams with Rodgers as a substitute of Tonyan, however Adams was too costly to suit into this lineup. Tonyan ought to work as a doubtlessly strong stack, although. The Bears have allowed the fourth-most DK factors to TEs this yr, and Tonyan has 10 TDs on the yr and simply noticed his five-game TD streak come to an finish within the snow. Rodgers will look to get him the ball regularly on this sport and at $5K, he ought to simply repay this value.
FLEX Mike Gesicki, Dolphins @ Payments ($4,200). Taking part in two TEs in any lineup is at all times a danger, nevertheless it’s one that would repay. The Payments are certainly one of 4 groups within the NFL which have allowed a minimum of 900 receiving yards to TEs. Gesicki has averaged 17.1 DK factors in his final 4 outings and had his greatest sport of the yr (30 DK factors by way of eight catches, 130 yards, and a TD) in opposition to the Payments earlier within the yr. We’re beginning him with confidence, as pairing him with Tonyan provides us nice lineup differentiation with out sacrificing an excessive amount of of our flooring.
D/ST Arizona Cardinals @ Rams ($2,800). John Wolford is ready to begin for the Rams. Whereas Wolford properly could possibly be a strong quarterback due to Sean McVay’s teaching, he has no snaps of NFL expertise and the Cardinals have racked dup 17 sacks throughout their previous three video games. If they will strain him, they may have the ability to sack him a bunch and doubtlessly pressure some turnovers. They’re the most secure low-budget protection, so we’ll give them a shot on this spot.